Steve Kean resigns as Blackburn Rovers manager
Blackburn Rovers will begin a search for a new manager after Steve Kean decided to call it a day at Ewood Park despite a reasonably strong start to life back in the Championship.
September 28th, 2012
The 44-year-old replaced Sam Allardyce as Rovers manager and has been an unpopular figure in the eyes of the supporters, with calls for his head taking place on several occasions last season although the Scot stood his ground in the face of these protests.
However, with increasing rumours surrounding his position, Kean has decided to step down as Blackburn manager, claiming it was no longer possible to do his job to the best of his ability.
“For reasons I cannot discuss on legal advice, it is with deep regret, given my hard work and service for the club for a number of years that I have been forced to resign as manager with immediate effect due to my position as team manager becoming untenable,” said Kean in a statement issued through his lawyers.
“I wish to thank all the players and coaching staff for their great support and the majority of the fans, who now see their club heading towards an automatic promotion position back to the Premiership. I wish the club all the very best for the future.”